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2011 Cabernet Franc, Jones Vineyard


Double Gold Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal - New York Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Gold Medal - North Coast Wine Competition
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker's Notes

Jones Vineyard is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley’s bench land. Farmed by third generation grower Ray Teldechi, these 22 year old vines are some of Sonoma’s oldest, rarest and finest Cabernet Franc vines. Only the best vintages will be used for these bottlings of Cabernet Franc.

Tasting Notes

This wine has a mysterious dark rich blackberry color. The nose knocks you over with the smell of fresh baked Snickerdoodles with cinnamon on top, black currants and blueberry. On the palate, thick and viscous with layered notes of raspberries, red currants, pomegranate and mocha. Long lingering finish with solid tannins for lasting cellaring potential.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% “Jones” Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley 
Alcohol: 14.5%
Brix (at harvest): 27.1
pH: 3.82
TA: 5.9
Barrel Program: 80% American, 20% French Oak 40% New
Production: 223 cases


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2011 Cabernet Franc Jones